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  • 'Gone Girl' delicious suburban noir

    The predominant image throughout David Fincher’s films, from the uncovered horrors of “Se7en” to the Machiavellian maneuverings of “House of Cards,” h ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 3:28 pm
  • Moving story, simply told, in ‘The Good Lie’

    The movie poster for “The Good Lie” features a smiling Reese Witherspoon, front and center. But, truth be told, neither Witherspoon nor her character ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 3:21 pm
  • Svengoolie to visit Volo Auto Museum

    VOLO – Trademark top hat. Fright wig and goatee. Black as ink circles ’round smiling eyes. Oh, and ready to duck a flying rubber chicken at a moment’s ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 3:19 pm
  • Algonquin native’s film to be screened at Raue

    The place where Kurt Larson fell in love with movies as a child will be screening his independent film.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Raue Center for the Arts Announces New Sage Studio Courses to Appeal to Broader Interests

    Raue Center for the Arts has joined its educational theater program, Sage Studio, with its educational outreach program, Mission Imagination (MI), to ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 2:33 pm
  • Pasta dish is worth breaking through artichoke’s armor

    Artichokes are the armadillos of the vegetable kingdom.There is a tender and succulent heart at the ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Recipe of the Week: Strawberry Margarita Squares

    Strawberry Margarita Squares12 servings1 1/4 cup pretzels, crushed1/4 cup melted butter14 ounces swe ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Atwater:

    If you drink or drug heavily enough, long enough, steadily enough, or if you just have alcoholism out of the gate, your thinking is, well, unusual.
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Creators of First, Fourth Fridays events collaborate to showcase artwork

    Bob Markese uses a darkroom for his digital photographs. Art Hand creates his photographs by manipul ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • ‘Boxtrolls’ has demented charm

    A spooky surrealism has been the specialty of the Oregon-based animation studio Laika, the Pacific Northwest purveyors of 3-D stop-motion.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • ‘Equalizer’: Washington solid, film not

    If you were lucky enough to catch Denzel Washington in “A Raisin in the Sun” on Broadway, you saw the hugely charismatic actor portray, in an iconic r ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 2:47 pm
  • Main Street Fest showcases village of Cary

    It’s Cary’s turn for the festivities.Wanting to bring its own celebration to the fall season, villag ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Pumpkin it up: Recipe for Salted Caramel Pumpkin Buns

    A pumpkin pie. Rolled up in a cinnamon bun. Do we have your attention yet?That’s right. We took our ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 4:09 pm
  • Pumpkin bread filled with goodies of the season

    Some days you just need to embrace a kitchen sink approach to cooking. This quick bread is just such a case.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Here’s what you should bake next

    The annoying thing about Dorie Greenspan is that no matter how much you don’t like to bake, aren’t good at baking, don’t even want to bake... If you l ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 4:07 pm
  • Four 'staycation' homes featured in Service League's annual Housewalk

    Living at the four homes featured in an upcoming Service League of Crystal Lake Housewalk is like being on a permanent vacation, event organizers say.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 9:37 am
  • MCCD's 'Outdoor Fest!' targets youth

    Younger generations, this one’s for you. Looking to complement April’s Earth Day festivities and to ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • cast can’t save ‘Leave You’

    Somebody dies. Family gathers to mourn. Everybody’s stuck in one house, with all their quirks and foibles and enough emotional baggage to fill an airc ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:11 pm
  • Review: A funny, dramatic, unique ‘Intelligent Life’

    “An exceptional achievement by an artist, author or the like, that is unlikely to be equaled by that person or anyone else; stroke of genius” – defini ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Fest brings best in foreign film to Woodstock

    Embrace the subtitles.In its 12th year, the Woodstock International Film Festival – scheduled Sept. ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • 10 fresh ways to use butternut squash

    Just as you’re finally finishing up the mounds of zucchini that have haunted you all summer, autumn’s overabundance of butternut squash hits you. Time ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Recipe of the Week: Chewy Chocolate Cherry Bars

    Chewy Chocolate Cherry BarsMakes 3 dozen1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs1/2 cup butter, melted1 1/2 ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • A sweet take on tsimmes

    Although tsimmes – a traditional part of the Rosh Hashana meal – generally is considered a sweet stew of carrots and other root vegetables, we decided ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • Kugel made rich with apples, honey

    Similar to a bread pudding held together by a rich, creamy custard, our apple-honey kugel is a perfect dessert for fall, as well as a fine dish for yo ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • Whole grains and honey make for healthy snack cake

    My grandma Ursula relied on honey to solve nearly any culinary or health problem. Have a nagging nighttime cough? Swallow a spoonful of honey. Chocola ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • The Search For Signs and Lily Tomlin’s Artistic Influence

    In The Search for Signs for Intelligent Life in the Universe , Lily Tomlin portrayed an entire cast of characters in this one-woman show. She went on ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Controversial One-Person Show Focuses on Apple and Its Business Practices at Raue Center for the Arts

    The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs , a monologue written and performed by Mike Daisey in 2010, then transformed into a one-person show, has trave ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 9:53 am
  • ‘Dolphin 2’ an immersive adventure

    Containing all the elements that made the 2011 original boy and his dolphin story a hit with audiences and critics, Charles Martin Smith’s “Dolphin Ta ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 4:21 pm
  • Raue presents controversial play based on Steve Jobs

    Agree or not with the message behind “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” it’s entertaining and important, say those behind the controversial pl ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • McBride mixes it up on new album, tour

    At first glance, an album full of R&B and soul covers might seem like an oddity for country star Martina McBride.
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:22 am
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